Broadway Grosses: The Lion King is Still Roaring at the Box Office

first_imgJanuary is always a challenging time for the Broadway box office, so unsurprisingly this week perennial favorite The Lion King reigned supreme followed by usual suspects The Book of Mormon, Wicked, Aladdin and Beautiful. Elsewhere, Hollywood hunks Bradley Cooper and Hugh Jackman were bringing in the crowds to The Elephant Man and The River, respectively, with both productions making the top five frontrunners by capacity. Despite good reviews, Honeymoon in Vegas saw no uptick at the box office—we’ll continue to carefully monitor the tuner’s fortunes. And wondering why It’s Only a Play is suddenly in the underdogs category? The show only played five performances as it moved from the Schoenfeld to next door’s the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre—they had to make way for the Queen. Source: The Broadway League FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross) 1. The Lion King ($1,641,207) 2. The Book of Mormon ($1,575,262) 3. Wicked ($1,500,725) 4. Aladdin ($1,347,820) 5. Beautiful ($1,047,501) UNDERDOGS (By Gross) 5. It’s Only a Play ($462,008)* 4. You Can’t Take It With You ($441,995) 3. Chicago ($427,273) 2. Honeymoon in Vegas ($425,029) 1. Disgraced ($360,932) UNDERDOGS (By Capacity) 5. Mamma Mia (70.36%) 4. Disgraced (67.10%) 3. Chicago (66.98%) 2. You Can’t Take It With You (65.39%) 1. On the Town (60.27%) FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity) 1. The Book of Mormon (102.60%) 2. The Elephant Man (101.81%) 3. Aladdin (99.73%) 4. The River (99.34%) 5. Constellations (99.13%) *Number based on five regular performances Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending January 25: View Commentslast_img

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